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Archive for Saturday, March 26, 2011

100 years ago: Garbage-collection routes planned for city

March 26, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Mar. 26, 1911:

  • "At a conference of the Civic League and a committee from the Council last night, it was decided to reduce the pledges for garbage removal from fifty to forty cents. The town has been apportioned into districts and a canvass will be commenced today to secure sufficient assistance from residents to enable the Civic League to establish an adequate system of garbage patrol. It is planned to establish three permanent garbage routes and keep three wagons constantly at work gathering up kitchen waste and refuse. Two of these wagons will be placed on the west side of Massachusetts, while a third will cover East Lawrence."
  • "Mrs. D. L. Eddy received a lemon today from relatives in Winter Park Fla., which is a marvel for size. It weighs three and a half pounds and measured twenty inches, nearly two feet in circumference. The fruit was picked from an abnormal tree which is producing an entire crop of these dimensions."

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